Saturday 28th January - 12.05am (60m)
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
Hi, I’m David J Robertson a year old, (sorry the number lock seems to be broken!), bloke from the Black Country. There's a children's book - DOGNAPPED! completed and published (about my dog, Misty and her adventures) The second ‘IN THE DOGHOUSE!’ will be released at the end of November and the third in the series, ‘ON THE DOG WALK!’ is due for release next May.
Here are a few links to my website and blog, Facebook page and my Twitter account. Please feel free to pop over and say, ‘Hi,’ it would be nice to see you. Just a word of warning however - my dog, Misty does administer the website, take whatever she tells you with a pinch of salt! There’s al-so a link to my author page, it would be great if you fancied a copy of, ‘DOGNAPPED!’ You can read it yourself first before you donate it to your kids - I won’t tell, honest!
David J. Robertson is a finalist in the prestigious, The People's Book Prize 2017, with his children's book, DOGNAPPED! and is building momentum for the many offshoots of his 'Misty Books' brand.
This event will feature readings from his 3 children's books, DOGNAPPED, IN THE DOGHOUSE and ON THE DOG WALK, and some interaction thrown in.
DOGNAPPED! is an adventure book aimed at middle grade children (7-10) involving four canine friends.
The quartet investigate strange sounds coming from the chimney of a canal boat which turns out to be feisty puppy, Ashley stuck inside the narrow tube. They manage to release him but accidentally cast themselves adrift.
On the boat's radio they hear, '...news is coming in of a dognapping. Ashley has been taken along with a narrow boat. In a statement his people said, "whoever has taken our poor puppy is very naughty indeed!”'
The situation rapidly deteriorates until they eventually find themselves lost at sea.
Will they make it back to shore?
Can any of them swim?
How silly does Rascal look in welly boots?
The book has eight chapters, each with a single colour illustration beautifully drawn by artist Ian R Ward and is available here
Click on cover above to read an excerpt